MESA+, Institute for Nanotechnology of the University of Twente, The Netherlands, to join EUJO-LIMMS in April 2014


MESA+, Institute for Nanotechnology of the University of Twente, The Netherlands, was selected among 5 excellent competitors to become a new partner of the EUJO-LIMMS project as of April 2014, after a call launched in 2013. More information about the call


The University of Twente (founded 1961) has some 3,300 scientists and other professionals working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students. The enterprising university encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and is a partner of Kennispark Twente. The campus is home to around 100 businesses, including student-run businesses. The University of Twente has also generated more than 700 successful spin-off companies.


The MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology is one of the largest nanotechnology research institutes in the world. It has a unique structure, which unites scientific disciplines. MESA+ has created a perfect habitat for start-ups in the micro- and nanoindustry to settle and to mature. MESA+ is part of the University of Twente and employs 500 people of which 275 PhDs and post-docs. In the summer of 2010 the institute has moved to a newly built complex, including cleanroom, laboratories and office space. With its national NanoLab facilities the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology holds 1250m2 of cleanroom space and state-of-the-art research equipment, including EB pattern generation, laser interference lithography (LIL), nanoimprint lithography (NIL), EB evaporation, sputtering, focused ion beam (FIB) lithography, reactive ion etching (RIE), NMR, XPS, SEM, TEM and pulsed laser deposition (PLD). 


After formal acceptance by the European Commission, MESA+ will develop joint projects with 4 Host laboratories of the University of Tokyo: Fujita laboratory, Takeuchi laboratory, Hirakawa laboratory and Arakawa laboratory. The new partner will be introduced during the EUJO-LIMMS second Information Day at VTT (Finland) on June 18, 2014. More information here